News Releases for April 2014

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Many Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File with IRS By May 15 to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status; Do Not Include Social Security Numbers or Personal Data

IR-2014-57, April 29, 2014 — With a key May 15 filing deadline facing many tax-exempt organizations, the IRS cautioned these groups not to include Social Security numbers or other unneeded personal information on their Form 990, and consider taking advantage of the speed and convenience of electronic filing.

With 131 Million Returns Filed Millions of Amended Returns Expected

IR-2014-56, April 25, 2014 — The IRS has received more than 131 million returns this year and expects to receive almost five million amended returns during 2014.

Sign Up Now for the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and Save Money

IR-2014-55, April 18, 2014 — The IRS invites enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners and other tax professionals to register for the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

As the Tax Season Ends, IRS Answers: Where’s My Refund?

IR-2014-54, April 17, 2014 — Taxpayers expecting a refund can use Where's My Refund? to track it. Filing season statistics are attached.

IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam

IR-2014-53, April 14, 2014 — As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the IRS today issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of this crime continue to rise nationwide.

IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations 2014

IR-2014-52, April 11, 2014 — The IRS reminds U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad during all or part of 2013, that they may have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement in 2014.

IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments 2014

IR-2014-51, April 11, 2014 — The IRS today released the 2014 version of “The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments,” which describes and responds to some of the common frivolous tax arguments made by those who oppose compliance with federal tax laws.

IRS Intensifies Work on Identity Theft and Refund Fraud; Criminal Investigation Enforcement Actions Underway Across the Nation

IR-2014-50, April 10, 2014 — As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the IRS announced today it has started more than 200 new investigations this filing season into identity theft and refund fraud schemes.

With Less Than a Week Until the Tax Filing Deadline, Taxpayers Can Get Extra Time to File

IR-2014-49, April 10, 2014 — About 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file.

Tax Information Available Through IRS Social Media Tools

IR-2014-48, April 9, 2014 – As the filing season deadline approaches, the IRS reminded taxpayers of its social media tools available to help them get the latest tax information and check on their refund status.

Last-Minute Filers: Avoid Common Errors

IR-2014-47, April 8, 2014 — The IRS reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns.

New Law Offers Special Tax Option for Philippines Relief Donations

IR-2014-46 April 4, 2014 — Certain taxpayers are eligible for immediate tax benefit by claiming Philippines typhoon relief on their 2013 returns.

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Washington State Mudslide and Flooding Victims

IR-2014-45, April 4, 2014 –The IRS announced today that victims of last month’s mudslides and flooding in Washington state will have until Oct. 15 to file their returns and pay any taxes due.

As e-file Grows, IRS Receives Fewer Tax Returns on Paper

IR-2014-44, April 3, 2014 — As the vast majority of returns are e-filed, the IRS is processing fewer paper returns. Filing season statistics are attached.

Can’t File By April 15? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

IR-2014-43, April 3, 2014 — The IRS reminded taxpayers that quick and easy solutions are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even request payment options online.

Prepared Remarks of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service John Koskinen before the National Press Club 2014

IR-2014-42, April 2, 2014 — Commissioner Koskinen speaks before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee - April 2014

IR-2014-41, April 2, 2014 — Membership opportunities are available for the Information Reporting Advisory Committee to advise IRS on tax administration issues.

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